Happy Thursday everyone!
It's been a crazy hectic week here, and I feel like I'm way behind on just about everything (including the blog and updating my website!). I'm still answering all your emails and I love hearing from all of you!
Today I'm wrapping up the final proof for Celestia's Falling. By Monday I'll be handing it over to my 'go to girl' and she'll be doing her first read through. I hope she enjoys it, because writing it was fun!
I decided to take the story a little different route. I know so many of you have told me that you love Elizabeth and her toughness, but this time I'm going to be making the heroine a bit softer. I don't think I can ever replicate Elizabeth and run another series with someone that's just like her. She's completely unique and individual.
Instead we're going to be meeting Emma. She's pretty much the polar opposite of Elizabeth. Less crass, less hardened and more gentle. She's going to be running into the man of her dreams. I have to say, creating Grayson was an adventure too. He was definitely made for Emma.
Can you say 'SOULMATES'?
He's old school.
He believes women are delicate creatures to protect and nurture (Elizabeth would kick his ass!)
I wanted him to be the opposite of the heroine and play off her weaknesses. I think I've done it!
When they come together a few things are going to happen. Sparks will fly, tempers will flare and they will have to learn how to deal with the intricacies of a relationship amid a serial killing .
I'm in love with them!
I hope when you meet them you love them too!
Now as for some questions from you the reader.
I loved how you made Tori so fragile at the end of Fire Burns Hot, but will we see how tough she is coming up in the next book?
Marla, WE WILL! At the end of Fire Burns Hot, we find her battered, emotionally broken and in pieces. In the next book, Darkness of Truth , Tori comes into her own strength and ends up being the one Julian needs. We're going to see a complete transformation in her as the next book opens. She's found love, is blossoming and ready to handle life.
I'm excited about it!
You said you have a few series coming out. Will they be like the FBI one?
Tania, in some respects yes, and some no. In the FBI series, we have a family that's running FBI West. It makes the books fairly easy to write because they all work together. I have the scope and magnitude of the FBI to use in the novels. In the next series (The Croft & Croft Adventures) it will still have Grayson as an FBI agent, but Tori won't be joining him. I have a plan for them when Celestia's Falling concludes. When book two in the series, Vegas is Dying comes out, you'll see what I mean. (I can't give away too much- it'll ruin the book.) As for the next series, we'll be following Tori and Julian. I've created a way to spin them off and give them their own little realm. Again, I can't tell you too much, since the book that kicks their adventure off isn't released yet. By the end of Darkness of Truth you'll see what I mean.
Hang in there for a month or two!
On your blog you mentioned a cyber book tour. When is it?
Christiana, the dates are going to be announced in a couple days. The person handling my tour hasn't given me the final itinerary yet, but as soon as she does, I'll post it all. Then you can follow me from the comfort of your own home.
I will say this. There was an interview that was conducted, and it was between the Blog host, Ethan and Callen. Entertaining, fascinating and funny stuff. That alone is worth following me around the internet! You get to see the world from the eyes of the men in Elizabeth's life.
Okay, more questions another time! I have three books on the schedule and only 24 hours in a day.
Get ready for more steamy excitement this summer with Ethan, Elizabeth and Callen. Tori and Julian, as they start their adventure and Emma and Grayson finding each other and falling in love.
Much Love, Mayhem and Murder.